If you weren't following my freakouts on Facebook, Klaus put me through quite the ordeal this week. Following our "bump" scare and subsequent ER visit, little buddy developed some kind of major GI upset. I'm not sure if it was related to the Metacam that he was given for pain, which can be tough on the stomach, or if this was possibly the issue to begin with (although he didn't test to show signs for pancreatitis, his symptoms sure fit the bill). Regardless, the whole thing made for almost an entire week of sleepless nights for both mama and puggy, and piled on the stress. There is absolutely nothing worse than watching your sweet little buddy suffer and hearing him whimper, and having no idea what's wrong! Even the doctors couldn't offer much explanation, and I didn't know how to help him. I even left him at the vet's office for one day while I had to work, because I was so worried about leaving him alone. (Yeah, this week was INSANE at work. Pile it on, universe.)
Fast forward to this weekend, and he is doing MUCH better. Maybe not 100% yet, but he's starting to do the little things that make him Klaus--sassing at me, barking for his breakfast, demanding affection, picking on his sister. He is such a little BEAST, but I wouldn't trade him for anything. I am so, SO glad to see him feeling better. And I am so thankful for all of the support that I received from all my friends here. I can't even begin to tell you all how much it means to be able to share experiences like this with people who KNOW. You listen, you respond without judgment, you help to share the load.
It is, in a word, awesome.
So now that the immediate crisis is over, I'm left to pick up the financial pieces. It was suggested by many of you that I consider starting a chipin, and I've gone back and forth with the idea because I don't want to seem like a moneygrubber. It's not the most important thing, and the emotional support that I've received here now (and before) is worth its weight in gold. Finally, I decided that it can't hurt to create one (the amount is exactly half of what his total expenses are) but I don't want anyone to feel pressure to contribute. Any help will be appreciated beyond measure, but it's not in any way expected. I'll leave it at that.
As proof of his return to health, I'll leave you all with a video of The Bean himself. This is what Klausie thinks of the antibiotic ointment that I'm supposed to put on his bump twice a day. (Yeah, right. Good luck with that.)
Oh, and please ignore the giant piles of laundry everywhere. Did I mention that it was a rough week?